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it would lead to his downfall. but tonight, his reputation is solid, the fbi is under scrutiny and agents have descended on broadwell's home to gather more material. material broadwell is now willingly providing them in this increasingly strange scandal. the affair first came to light this summer as part of an fbi investigation prompted by a complaint from this woman, jill kelly, a private citizen and military supporter who had befriended petraeus and his wife holly. kelly received harassing e-mails from an anonymous account and took them to a friend at the fbi in may or june. the bureau obtained a court order and electronically traced the accounts to petraeus' biographer. broadwell eventually turned her computer over to the fbi. they were stunned to discover hundreds if not thousands of e-mails some salacious between petraeus and broadwell. >> and the fbi, that's why they call it a preliminary investigation, and realized they had general petraeus caught up in this in some form or fashion and that really caused them to take it all the way through to see what they really had. >> reporter:
. officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer, which is illegal. but the fbi does not currently believe that any of it came from petraeus. and so far, no charges have been filed against her. she has gone into hiding with her husband and sons, age 4 and 6. for his part, petraeus has reached out to old friends, who say he is devastated. >> what's the first thing he said? >> he apologized. he said that he felt he let the team down. and that he obviously wanted to, to make it, to pull his family together and to try to recover from this. >> reporter: a long way from 2007, in iraq when he talked about the burdens of being the man then considered the nation's most trusted general. >> the job is so consuming, it is something that takes every waking minute of every day. >> reporter: either way, those duties took him away from his wife and family for the majority of the last decade. i'm martha raddatz in washington. >>> there are new questions this morning about the fbi agent who first took that initial complaint from jill kelly. we have learned the agent was barred from tak
inining for the top brass military and if over the fbi involved. >> the pentagon today calls for a culture change. of ethical lapses with onoss the border views training standards. admirals',icers and do it with a distinction and with courage. >> they remarked that when occur, it erodes public in leadership. it can be detrimental to the mission of the public. >> we made the determination as through the matter t was not a threat to national security. had we made the determination a threat to national security existed, we would have made that known to the president. >> it turns out this is the picture that prompted this entire investigation. the same woman received supposedly surat -- harassing e- , and instead, a joke e- mail asking which one is fred. ,> she still has not commented biographer and accused mistress. classified documents may have .een okay for her to see both she and kelly have since had their military privileges and access revoked. s will be thetraeu the witness list for benghazi. attack on it is behind closed doors so we won't know much about what is but a california harsh w
the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e- mails between her and him detailing the affair. >> and his universe this moral failing is unacceptable and renders them on worthy of continuing this position. >> you can do it for the summer. part of an fbi investigation that began after joe kelly received threatening e-mails she believed or from -- >> this caused them to take all the way through to see what they had a. >> basis yet classified material on your computer which is illegal. the fbi does not believe any of it came from him. no charges have been filed. controversy over how the investigation was conducted has engulfed washington. members of congress want to know why the fbi and the attorney general waited until this past wednesday to notify the white house. justice officials said there are no politics involved. rob nelson, abc news in new york. >> and other news congress will hold hearings on the deadly attack on united states consulate and then a gauzy libya. the will hold a closed door hearing on the attack that killed chris stevens and three other americans. they want
. >>> and as the widening scandal spreads to general allen, fbi agents swoop down on the home of the biographer who had the affair with petraeus. >>> and wanted man. police on the hunt for software pioneer, john mcafee. >>> and brace for landing. the jet that ran out of runway and careened straight toward a busy highway. a camera capturing this very close call. >>> good tuesday morning. we have a lot to sort through. a new bombshell in the growing scandal surrounding david petraeus, the man who replaced him as the top commander in afghanistan is now under investigation by the pentagon. >> general john allen is said to have sent thousands of inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. she is the florida woman whose complaints to the fbi eventually led to petraeus' resignation. in a new twist to the david petraeus sex scandal, the pentagon says that the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen, is under investigation, for sending allegedly improper e-mails to jill kelly. kelly is the florida woman who triggered the investigation and ultimately forced petraeus to resign. the pentagon is reviewing between
answers into the f.b.i. investigation. >> local events over the weekend honoring our veterans. we will look at some ceremonies taking place today. >> the buffalo bills tackling a beg problem off the field. why a man claiming to be one of the team's biggest fans sis suing over text messages. "good morning, washington" at 5:00 a.m. starts now. >> good morning, it is monday morning november 12. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm cynne' rise and shine. we will go to meteorologist jacqui jeras. >> what a beautiful weekend and things are kicking off the workweek nicely but we've big changes later on a little bit of patchy fog this morning. otherwise expect sunshine but the clouds will be on the increase especially this afternoon. rain is in the forecast by tonight seeing some showers. that will linger in to tomorrow morning. we are waking up to pretty decent temperatures. 50 reagan national 49 dulles, 43 in manassas and culpeper and 51 in fredericksburg. today partly cloudy and partly sunny and mild at noon. mostly cloudy by 5:00. high around 67 to 68 degrees this evenin
not notified. members are furious. there were not told about the fbi investigation until the day he resigned. was notident himself told until the day after the election. >> it seems it had been going on months and now they e saying the fbi did not thatze until election day was involved.us it just does not add up. >> are you going to investigate fbi did not notify you before? absolutely. could have an effect on national security. we should have been told. >> national security was never compromised. to testify onet thursday. the deputy director will now be testifying instead. theff peak fares all day on metro. delays carrying over on the line between east falls church and clarendon. add 45 minutes to the travel time. hard to ask for a better november weekends. first off, let's just enjoy today. shall we? one is sunshine all day long. some of the clouds movelready starting to into the area. by the time we drive home, mostly cloudy. 67 at reagan national. 66 in dallas. 64 in culpeper. -- 66 in dulles. clouds will be thickening. delays this evening because clouds and rain. keep that in mind. arri
--www.ncicap.org-- abc 7 news has learned fbi a man'sre searching mistress' home. it is not clear at this point what the agents are searching for. do not know if they are taking anything from the home. now this is just the latest scandal that has tainted the career of one of america's most decorated en.itary man hasearned broadwell sent threatening e- mails. a lot of questions on capitol leaders were not informed of this investigation not any whether or security issues were compromised. the scandal is growing. r some, it casts a shadow over this veterans day. people are asking, why now? >> they do not need to bring it on veterans day. e people wish the fbi waited. some people believe they should have known sooner. it raises questions about national security. broadwell spoke about her petraeus. >> the fbi discovered the e- m pau.came fro >> family is troubled. -- made a statement about a motivation on the attack the embassy. this raised more questions about not any national issues could have been compromised, if she might have king's sheed of d.ould not have been tol contribute to
, as we learn the identity of the fbi agent who sparked the investigation that brought down one of the nation's most powerful leaders, and is now implicated another. president obama himself spoke out today for the first time since the scandal broke, and my co-anchor terry moran has the latest. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. >> reporter: as president obama sauntered into the east room of the white house for his post-victory news conference, the scandal that's engulfed the highest levels of his national security team still swirled around him. tonight, abc news has learned the identity of the fbi agent who ignited the whole staggering chain of events. fredrik humphreys, a 47-year-old fbi veteran who is active in counterterrorism cases, is friends with tampa socialite jill kelley who turned to him when she got some harassing e-mails. meanwhile, in washington, paula broadwell, petraeus' former mistress, who allegedly sent the e-mails to kelley, remained in hiding at her brother's home. today, the fbi said she illegally had classified material at her home
news tonight,s the fbi discovered hundreds, if not thousands, of e-mails between david petraeus and paula broadwell on her computer, an affair that petraeus is claiming did not begin until he left the army. a friend close to petraeus says the general was "shocked and surprised" to learn broadwell had been sending anonymous threatening e-mails to jill kelley, the petraeus family friend who was so alarmed by the e-mails, she called the fbi. those friends also tell us the general's wife, holly petraeus, is furious with her husband. you see her here at his confirmation hearings back in august of 2011, broadwell sitting just a few seats away. petraeus insists they weren't having an affair then, which leads us to the first big question -- when did the affair begin? petraeus' friends claim it started around november 2011, two months after he took over the cia, an important point, since he could be tried under military law for adultery. >> it didn't begin when he was in the army. >> reporter: but many who know the general suspect it began months earlier in afghanistan. it was september
,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails, to jill kelly. >> the fbi agent you just mentioned has been removed from the case, for sending revealing pictures of himself to that whistleblower. the scandal is growing. and it's resolving around the actions of paula broadwell. one day, more stories leaking out. we'll try to clear it all up for you. >> continues to mushroom. martha raddatz starts out our full coverage from washington. she's been reporting on both generals for a decade. martha, this was stunning news after midnight. >> reporter: it's true. the scandal is more stunning every day. now, under investigation, the commander who replaced david petraeus in afghanistan, marine corps general john allen, who has apparently been exchanging e-mails with the woman at the center of the petraeus affair. this morning, the fbi probe into david petraeus' affair appears to have also ensnared his successor in afghanistan. the pentagon has now launched an investigation into, quote, potentially inappropriate e-mails between general allen and jill kelly, the petraeus family friend at the center of this increasin
computer. to abc news, the search comes up to the fbi thousands of e-mails and paula d. telling the affair. >> am sure both of them look transpiredt has now realize they have both made biggest mistakes of their lives. >> is not investigation that now was the fbi facing scrutiny. lawmakers want to know why there the probeold about when theo began.gation fbi, they call it a preliminary investigation. they realize that he had caught in this. caused them to take it the way through. >> now the fbi says they are cringing a timeline to present to capitol hill that happened and what when. housee alert the white about thisd out until election day. live, brianne carter. >> thank you. in other news connected to the , congress set to begin hearings looking into the deadly on the united states in the libya. >> there will hold a closed door hearing on the september 11 ghazi. on benigno zaz >> congress returns from its recess today with the fiscal .liff looming d congress at the white house -- they have until deal.er 31 to reach a if a compromise is not reached, increases will take experts said it would
of this, now reporting to abc news the fbi agent as saying -- apparently sent a topless a photo of himself. the nomination to become the commander of nato forces in europe is on hold for general john allen. is being investigated as part of the ongoing david petraeus sex scandal. >> the president has agreed. to put his nomination on hold until the facts determined. >> the fbi has uncovered the alleged inappropriate communication between allen and jill. the florida woman who says she of harassing e-mails. overnight, fbi agents searched her home taking other boxes and a computer. there are concerns that she could ever receive the classified information. >> i do not believe based on my discussions that there was any crossover between his personal life that he was having with paula and his duties that he was carrying on as the director of the cia. she is in hiding. her father tells the new york daily news that this is about something else entirely. and the truth will come out. what also is expected to come out is a time line on the investigation. lawmakers want to know why there were not told a
here in pink, upstairs friends or spending the night. they say he came up to the room and saw 15 fbi agents coming inside. >> nobody is armed, and nobody has a gun. >> then he heard gunfire. >> it was all for nothing. >> she was treated for a flesh wound and released. they say they don't even own any guns. the fbi has only said that agents from the baltimore field office were executing a search warrant when shots were fired. others heard the gunfire and were stunned. >> nothing ever happens over here. >> until today. >> as you can see, fbi agents at home in district heights. the top of the indictment, that is tony adams. he says that he does know tony, but at no time has he ever lived here. the attorney's office say they will release more on this case coming up shortly. >> temperatures reached 50 and be here like they could for the weekend. >> these numbers are below for this time in the month of november. right now, 46 and cloudy outside of the weather center. it is a clearing of the cloud cover. 43 in gaithersburg, 43 in martinsburg. so mainly cloudy and chile evening, dropping tem
as aeen described flirtatious e-mails between he kelley. the fbi is pouring through dozens of documents taken from house.ell's >> we do not have all of the in permission yet. i have a lot of confidence in the fbi. probably to be expected. there is a lot riding on what her statement is going to be. >> paula broadwell held a high security clearance. that has been suspended pending outcome of the investigation. >> we have learned through a federal law enforcement official send e-la broadwell to other senior military officials besides general petraeus. these e-mails are characterized as an attempt to undermine the kelley.on of a jail -- jill kelley. ispresident obama said he he and congress together and reach a deal. he believest said the wealthy should pay more and says the american people believe him as well. house speaker john boehner said do want togop with the president, but they do not want to raise taxes. the two sides cannot come up deal, spending cuts and taxes kick in automatically january 1. one of the nation's most is castingusinessmen forecast. warren buffett says there will re
of the cia and fbi expected to be here to tell lawmakers exactly what they knew and when. >> eating and drinking at her mother's home, a first look at paula broadwell who had allegedly an affair with david petraeus. we are hearing from another woman. and a 911 call obtain from abc news. jill kelley session the diplomatic protection because she was honorary council to south korea, an unofficial position according to the state department. >> i have and volatility. so they should not be able to cross my property. i do not know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well. but that's against the law. >> ventura thousands of e-mails. describe as flirtatious between jill kelley and john allen. missed all of this alan's will promotion has been put on hold. across the president thinks very high of general john allen and things very height of the job he has done in afghanistan. >> now john allen denies any wrongdoing. leon panetta says the people should not come to any conclusions that there was any misconduct or any wrongdoing. meanwhile, we understand at the confirmation on ca
number of e-mails allen exchanged with jill kelly, who sparked the fbi investigation into broadwell and petraeus, show no evidence of any sexual relations. but are friendly and, perhaps, a bit flirtatious. in one note, kelly telling allen, she saw him on tv. he responds, thanks, dear. you're a sweetheart. meanwhile, david petraeus' sudden departure as cia director, has created lots of questions on capitol hill. especially that looming issue, the attack in benghazi, on a cia facility there. some senators still want to question petraeus about what went wrong. >> i know that we're interested in hearing from him. probably in front of the intelligence committee, which i also sit on. >> reporter: it is possible that petraeus could eventually testify, george. but that will definitely not happen this week. >> congress ramping up the questions, even as the fbi continues to investigate possible crimes. and abc senior justice correspondent, pierre thomas, has exclusive details on that. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, george. abc news has learned that paula broadwell, who alleg
. not just one, but two powerful men are enangtangled in all thi. the fbi and cia are expected to brief lawmakers on exactly what they know about the petraeus scandal today. as the search for answers continues, for the first time since news broke of her affair with general david petraeus, we see the woman at the center of it all, paula broadwell, eating and drinking behind the closed doors of her brother's home in washington, d.c. this, as the scandal appears to widen and the spotlight shines on the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and the service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: a show of support at the white house. even as allen's nomination to be nato's commander. they are calling 20,000 to 30,000 e-mails. kelly is the woman who sparked the investigation into petraeus and broadwell. general allen said he did nothing wrong. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise. i believe he did nothing appropriate. >> reporter: while those involved in this case has been qui
of the fbi agent who pushed so hard to launch the investigation, then pulled off the case for sending racy photos to the whistleblower is finally revealed. brian ross has the latest. >>> energy overload. 5-hour that packs a powerful punch, two ounces equals five cups of coffee. now, under investigation for possibly links to 13 deaths. >>> the software titan on the run, who police want to question about the death of his neighbor. he speaks to our reporter. >> talking face-to-face, is going to be a difficult thing, sir. >> why the authorities are calling him paranoid and bonkers, right now. >>> tim tebow's fall from grace? celebrated for his dramatic last-minute touchdowns and praised for his faith. now, being torn apart by his teammates behind his back. why is the once most popular man in football no longer being hailed as a hero? >>> good morning, everyone opinion everyone, as we come on the air, overnight, three israelis killed by rockets from the gaza strip. israeli warplanes are hitting dozens of sites in the gaza. l of that follows a dramatic bombing by israel. you see the assassinatio
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. the general has resigned. >> so many questions left. how bad could this turnout? the fbi pull documents from home broadwell's overnight. on the hill today, an appearance by cia deputy director. in charge ofly cia. hewas asked by reporters if petraeus waseral having an affair. respond.t >> to help you follow the petraeus down the, we have a special photo gallery on our with the key players. he confronted on wjla.com -- you wjla.com.id on >> congress will be trying to government from cliff.g over the fiscal the president talked with labor leaders today. tomorrow, the president will ceos fromnumber of the nation's largest countries -- companies. the deadline is december 31. >> the developing story out of waldorf for the 17-year-old charge and the death of a cab been connected to a l shooting on a footpath last month. is facing first- murder charges after shot andes say he doged the woman walking her on october 26. joshua mebane also shot and killed a cab driver last week in the district. the cab was found on fire with body inside. >> this was the day of brown.ing for kwame he faced to judges. -
friendly relationships with top military brass. the fbi traced those e-mails back to paula broadwell's computer, where they discovered the evidence of broadwell's affair with david petraeus. but it doesn't stop there. abc news has learned that general allen also received an anonymous e-mail traced to paula broadwell, painting jill kelley as a seductress. a further look by the fbi into kelley's e-mails revealed hundreds between kelley and allen, 20,000 to 30,000 pages of communications in all. but a source familiar with the e-mails say they contain no evidence of a sexual relationship, something allen strongly denied. instead, the e-mails are described as friendly, perhaps flirty, but routine, mostly about meetings with ambassadors and dinner parties. in one note kelley tells the general she saw him on tv. he responds, "thanks, dear, you're a sweetheart." many e-mails were from kelley to general allen's wife. the two couples were good friends. >> until someone proves otherwise, i believe that he did nothing inappropriate. >> reporter: today the white house says the president obama sti
threaten sheg went to the 00 fbi. new details of the high-profile mistress at the center of the case. >>> caught on tape. the deadly blast rips through home, people scrambling to escape. investigators racing to figure out what caused the explosion before it happens again. >>> water world. unbelievable new pictures of the entire city of venice under water. tourists and residents battling high seas almost waist high. the most famous landmark impacted right now. >> crews are in it! >> road rage, a massive fight breaks out at the races after a battle on the track. watch this, nascar legend jeff gordon deliberately rams right into a k3e9er. the drivers running after each other, breaking into a fist fight. >>> and good morning on this veterans day. robin is recover, of course, her father, one of the many veterans who served this country for so long. welcome back. >> thank you very much. >>> late friday, cia director david petraeus forced to resign after the fbi discovered his affair with paula broadwell. lots of questions of what the fbi did with the information. >>> and we have a major me
alen says he will cooperate. the fbi looks through documents taken from the home, the president answered questions about a possible security breach. >> i have no evidence that classified information was disclosed that in anyway would have had a negative impact on the national security. >>david petraeus is breaking his silence on friday. it is about the deadly attack enter libya. they will hold a closed-door briefing on the september 11 attack. it killed chris stevens and three other americans. counter-terrorism officials are expected to testify there. turning to business news, at it is time for starbucks as the country expands. -- the company expands. >> we do get a ton of quarterly reports today from the retail industry including wal-mart and target. we have reports on inflation as well as jobless claims. take a look at this. check out facebook. 12.5%. that results and shares typically falling. shares rose on optimism the company will boost its ratted -- ad revenue. starbucks is growing even more with another deal. it does not of of coffee. it has agreed to buy teavanan for s
fbi investigators served a search warrant. when that was executed, another incident happened. they're not telling us what that was, but shots were fired and we understand one woman was injured, not from the shots fired, but from a fall. she was treated and released. we spoke to neighbors in the area about what they heard and one woman said the commotion woke her up. >> i was sleeping in my bedroom across the street, and i heard the police saint "police, open up." bay opened the door, and i -- they opened the door, and i heard the fire. >> officials say this is an active seeing. they're not telling us what led up to the shots fired, or what the search warrant was for. they tell us the investigation is still ongoing. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> he prince george's county man is dead after a confrontation in riverdale. the deputy was inside when a man with a gun confronted him and the pity fired. so far, the suspect nor the deputy have been identified. he is now on administrative leave. a d.c. police sergeant is recovering -- it happened overnight unflustered. an off-duty officer wa
've learned the name of that mystery agent from the fbi who first exposed the petraeus affair. he is fbi veteran agent frederick humphries. notorious for sending shirtless photos of himself to another key player in the scandal. >> he says it was just a lighthearted joke. that woman would be jill kelly, seen on the right, which claims she was threatened by petraeus' lover. she has been stripped of her special access to macdill air force base in tampa. and paula broadwell is under investigation for storing military documents, on her computer. and for the first time president obama has weighed in on this mess. preeti arla has the latest. >> reporter: president obama walked into the east room of the white house for his first postelection news conference, tackling the major issues the administration will face in the weeks ahead. >> i'm open to compromise. and i'm open to new ideas. >> reporter: the president meets with congressional leaders tomorrow. both sides are expected to stake out their positions on the looming fiscal cliff, which will see tax encreases and budget cuts go into effect if
the story broke. an fbi investigation of alleged and female harassment led into a probe that eventually uncovered the extramarital affair that began this shortly after his book and ended four months ago. learning more about the woman at the center of this scandal rebecca cooper went out looking for answers to the about paula broadwell. >> she was supposed to be in washington this weekend for a 40th birthday party for her brother. she may be subpoenaed to come to d.c. to answer questions about the petraeus affair. this was apparently intended for them to see. dad loves a mom. when news broke of the affair, the radiologist scott, and his wife moved to little washington, virginia. now, the family is in seclusion at of congress investigate whether laws were broken between paula broadwell and david petraeus. >> he has had many hurdles in his life. have been many assignments worked they thought it was a disaster. >> she often accompanied him on military aircraft and went in afghanistan, "she would stay for several weeks or more in the special headquarters in kabul where she would have not be
and contacts her friend, an fbi agent, who launches an investigation, but gets pulled off the case because he sent her a shirtless photo. meanwhile, the spy master's protege, also a general, has spent thousands of e-mails to the second woman. this isn't just a love triangle, folks. it's a love pentagon. >> he likes to take pictures of himself without his shirt and shoot them around to verarious people. and somehow he became involved with petraeus and the other generals and the cia thing. wait a minute. this rings a bell. oh, yes. at the fbi, j. edgar hoover used to do the same thing. except it was usually in a backless evening gown. >> yeah. >> president obama gave his first press conference since being re-elected. and a lot of people are saying it looked like he was trying to cover up some of his gray hair. so, i guess obama's major goals include jobs for women and just for men. >> by the way, if you're looking for a job, facebook just launched a new app that may be of use to you. they teamed up with the department of label to create what they call the social jobs app. you can brows through
was clearly seen through the window of her brother's housen washington. now the fbi reportedly stepped up its efforts to find out how broadwell obtained the classified information found on her computer. and right there, is visuals of the other woman, jill kelly. who many just describe as, military fund raiser. >> right. quick point here. come on now, paula was in the window drinking a glass of wine. has better lighting than we do now, with the world media kind of watching her now. seems slightly staged. just saying. oh, well. sure she has a pr crew doing their thing now. as for the other woman in the scandal though she has not been accused of any wrongdoing, jill kelly has now hired a top washington criminal defense lawyer. >> she also hired a publicist. the same one who represented. monica lewinsky. >> ah. >> abc's chief investigative correspondent, brian ross, set out to learn how she forged such a close relationship with the generals. >> reporter: jill kelly spent the day at her home in tampa not answering questions. in the background a television could be seen with news coverage of the pe
-mails a threat not only to herself but petraeus. after the fbi was contacted, and an investigation uncovered a sordid affair between petraeus and broadwell. there were early concerned that the cia director's secure government e-mails could have been hacked. the probe never turned up evidence of national security being compromised what it did find as one source put it lots of human drama. key members of congress want to know why they weren't told. >> we received no advance notice t it was like a lightning bolt. >> reporter: top in,000 tell jens officials were not informed until election day. the president was told the day after. >> the president should have been told about it. >> reporter: the former fbi agent said the bureau followed protocol. >> the initial come planet was harassment, it possibly could have gone to e-mail hacking. but there was no substantive in,000 fi information this has anything to do with security. >> reporter: administration officials say timing of the di closure had nothing to do with politics. congress is vowing to investigate. pierre,000 thomas, abc news, washington
hearing will not deal with his extramarital affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. >>> the fbi is investigating whether broadwell violated the law for storing military documents including classified material on her computer. the army has suspended her security clearance and jill kelley the other woman who triggered the investigation into broadwell has been stripped of a special access pass to macdill air force base in tampa. >> the plot thickens. wow. >> where is the flow chart? >> woo, getting tough to follow. really tough to follow. trying to sort it out. for the first time since his concession speech, mitt romney is speaking out abut his election day defeat and does sound a little bitter. >> the wound i think are still a little raw. during a conference call wit his top donors, romney said president obama won re-election because of quote, gifts to black, hispanic and young voters. so-called gifts include obamacare, the dream act, contraception for women and break on college loans. >> what the president, president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coaliti
questions as to why the fbi waited so long to,0to tell president obama the affair was being uncovered. >> we made the determination as we were going through the matter that was not a threat to national security. >> reporter: petraeus will first testify in front of the house this morning at 7:30 a.m. eastern time. he will then be quickly ushered to the senate side for his second testimony of the day. rob, paula. >> all right, sundland, thank you. an interesting report came out yesterday, too. that petraeus report lead through a source said that he knew almost immediately that this was a terror attack, not something in relation to that an i islam film obviously would be contradicting what we heard from white house officials and ambassador susan rice. it should be very interesting tomorrow what kind of time line he lays out. and when those assessments came in that this really was a terror attack. there were 20 reports said look related to the movie. look, we quickly proved those false. and we thought it was a terror attack. so it is -- take away the affair. his testimony tomorrow, though we wil
up that the fbi would carry on this type of investigation without bringing it to the president or the highest levels of the white house. >> the choice of paula broadwell to write petraeus' biography did raise a new eyebrows, considering she had never written a book before. we'll have much more coming up on "good morning america." >>> there are now just 50 days until the new year. 50 crucial days for congress to figure out a way to keep the country from going over that so-called fiscal cliff and possibly plunging back into recession. with tax increases and spending cuts set to kick in january 1st, the stage is set for some serious washington drama. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: across the dials, the parties sounded like they could make a basis. >> i think there's a basis for the al. >> i absolutely believe there is. >> we need to put politics aside. the election is over. >> reporter: it's the same tone we heard from major players. >> i'm open pro compho comproe myself. >> reporter: speaker boehner said they would have to avoid nasty fights and according to "the new yor
with military brass in tampa. she called the fbi, which traced those e-mails back to the computer of paula broadwell, where they discovered the evidence of broadwell's affair with petraeus. broadwell seen at her brother's home in washington sipping wine and having dinner has the admitted her affair with petraeus but has not commented on e-mails she allegedly sent to the other woman, jill kelly. there is more, abc news learned that general allen received an anonymous e-mail traced to broadwell, claiming jill kelly was a seductress. a further look, 20,000,0 to 30,0 pages of communication. secretary of defense leon panetta put general allen's promotion to supreme commander on hold and ordered an investigation. >> to date secretary directed the matter -- >> reporter: jill kelly spent the day at her home in tampa not answering questions. in the background, a tell vgs could be seen with coverage of the peyton place like military scandal that focus add tension on who she is and how she ended up in the middle of it all. the license plate on kelly's mercedes-benz, shows she is honorary counsel for
but was a family friend. kelley contacted the f.b.i. after receiving the threatening e-mails. initially there were concerns that the c.i.a. director's e-mail had been hacked. >> the initial complaint was harassment. it possibly could have gone to e-mail hacking but there was no substantive information that it had anything to do with national security. >> but those e-mails were linked back to paula broadwell who had access to patraeus as his official biographer. broadwell lives in charlotte with her husband and two kids. she is an avid run were and says they bonded over their shared mental and physical discipline on her trips to afghanistan to interview him. >> it was an opportunity to interview him on a run and i thought i would test him but he was going to test me. >> despite the time they spent together patraeus is claiming the affair didn't begin in afghanistan but after he retired from the military in august of 2011. one week later he became director of the c.i.a. meaning he carried on the affair during most of the tenure at c.i.a. friends say he ended it four
thought he was going to get away with it, it seems to me. he acknowledged to the fbi the affair and went on a six-nation tour to the region, went to libya, looked at his own benghazi investigation. he didn't decide to resign until james clapper asked him to resign. >> until it became public. the fbi calls you and says, we know this, you know this, no one else knows this, you're operating on one -- >> congressman becerra, get in the middle between those guys. >> there was a personal failing, a deep, severe personal failing. does it break into the realm of the public world, the responsibilities that -- >> what about judgment? what about judgment? >> well, that's surely the point. >> isn't that the bottom line here. >> the american people are not moral-less about this. they never gave up their affection for and job approval of bill clinton. this is a question of you want your cia director to have good judgment. is that asking too much? and this was obviously a case of bad judgment. there's a -- i would hope, by the way -- >> and should it just be the cia director or should it be anybody? wh
to their charlotte home, after spending most of the weekend with relatives. fbi investigators continue to pour over broadwell's computer and xes of evidence taken from her chat lrlotte home to determ if she had classified information she was not entitled to possess. this morning, differing views on whether the decorated army general needed to resign as director of cia after petraeus' afrar with his biographer, broadwell, became public. >> i come from a tradition that believes in original sin. none of us is perfect. >> behavior is personally unacceptable. >> reporter: his fall from grace has raised questions about how our leading generals live. four-star generals are surrounded by staff, security te teams, which all disappear when they take off the uniform. >> you see the medals he has. you see the stars. one day, he takes all of that off. it is a major adjustment. i think we need to look at this transitioning of people. >> reporter: feinstein went on to add that is no excuse for petraeus' behavior. the senator also wants to know who authored those talking points on the benghazi, libya, attack, whic
taken police by surprise. >> it is very prominent. much more so than we originally thought. >> the fbi says that the gangs are targeting vulnerable young girls in public and on social media sites. they sent 1000 messages from a bogus facebook account trying to lure girls in. >> they come in through the wire and they can visit you come up on seen by us. >> we spoke by phone from federal prison to one of the accomplices. they told us that they try to build trust with new victims. >> >> it even happens in schools. in these court documents, one victim said another girl in school recruited her, telling her she was a confident, pretty woman who could make lots of money. >> is a parent's worst nightmare. >> for these traffickers, it is a low-cost high profit enterprise. >> gang members literally taking girls as young as 12, 14, going to construction sites, places where they believe there is a paying customer base. >> these convicted ms-13 members were found guilty of trafficking near a church. >> we do not have any control over who is in the room and what they are doing. >> the victims can b
, as the photo of that fbi agent connected to the so-called whistleblower in the case is revealed. >>> an astonishing rescue after that three-car crash caught on tape. neighbors race to help the victims. then this, a grandfather of 14, battling broken glass and twisted metal, to safe a baby at the last minute. >>> and are you ready for this? lindsay lohan set to walk into our times square studio this morning for her only live interview. she is playing the world's most famous movie star. but first, she is live on "good morning america." >>> good morning, america. we have breaking news just as we come on the air. sirens welling across southern israel and tel aviv right there. palestinian rock et cetera targeting tel aviv just exploded. we're right on the edge of war in the middle east right now. there's no injuries reported from this latest shell explosion. but this is a serious escalation. >> we have our eye on all of the developments there. >>> and we also have the latest on the millionaire software titan on the run. police could be closing in on him right now. and abc news has le
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